U.S. Battery Manufacturing Donates $2500 To Carting For A Cause

U.S. Battery Manufacturing donated $2500 to Carting For A Cause on May 26th, at the U.S. Coast Guard Training Center in Yorktown, Virginia, right after the charitable organization completed a 3,900 mile golf cart trip across the country. U.S. Battery Manufacturing executives Don Wallace, Executive VP, Sales and Marketing, and Ron Anderson, Executive VP California, met up with members of the Carting For A Cause team to present the check.

The donation from U.S. Battery Manufacturing was made up of employee and corporate donations in hopes it would help Carting For A Cause achieve its goal to raise $50,000 for the Wounded Warrior Project. In addition, U.S. Battery Manufacturing was the exclusive battery sponsor, donating eight sets of its US 145 XC-2™ deep-cycle golf-car batteries that powered the Carting For A Cause golf cart during its long coast to coast journey.

“It was an honor to work with a great group of volunteer, retired, and off-duty U.S. Coast Guard members who made up the Carting For A Cause team,” said Wallace. “By supplying them with the industry’s best deep-cycle golf cart batteries, the CFAC team had no problem making their cross country trip, and we’re proud we were able to help make it happen.”

U.S. Battery manufactures a variety of deep-cycle batteries that are all manufactured in the U.S.A. and are distributed worldwide. For more information, contact U.S. Battery Manufacturing, 1675 Sampson Ave. Corona, CA 92879. (800) 695-0945. Visit www.usbattery.com.

Carting For A Cause Team Sets Off On A Historic Cross Country Golf Cart Ride

Dwayne Porter and Ron Anderson of U.S. Battery Manufacturing (far left) meet up with the Carting For A Cause team in Petaluma, California.

The Carting For A Cause crew set out for it’s first leg of a cross country trip in a golf cart powered and sponsored by U.S. Battery. Ron Anderson and Dwayne Porter from U.S. Battery, met up with the crew at the starting point in Petaluma, California. Carting For A Cause is a group of veteran and off-duty U.S. Coast Guard members who are raising money and to bring awareness to The Wounded Warriors Project. “It was an honor to meet up with them,” says Dwayne Porter, Marketing Manager for U.S. Battery Manufacturing. “They are a great group of people who we are proud to be working with and sponsoring. We plan on meeting up with the team at various stopping points across the country, and make sure they have everything they need to keep moving forward.”

The team began their 4,000 mile journey on April 29th, with a great send-off, and sped off to their first scheduled stop at the VA Hospital in Reno, Nevada. On the second day, however, the team experienced motor failure when climbing the 7,000 foot elevation assent up the Sierra Nevada mountains. Fortunately, the folks at CartBarn in Reno helped get the team a new higher-output motor that will provide better climbing power and lower heat during run times. “We made lots of calls to our network of distributors and dealers to help get them a new motor,” says Porter. “Everyone we spoke with was willing to help and immediately put a great effort in getting the team back on the road as soon as possible.”  Cart Barn installed the new motor and allowed the team to get back on schedule to their next stops at the VFW in Ely, Nevada, through Utah and on to the VFW in Grand Junction, Colorado on May 8th.

The Carting For A Cause golf cart is powered by U.S. Battery US145 XC-2™ deep-cycle batteries. These provide the highest initial capacity and cycle life than any other deep-cycle battery on the market. “This is one of the reasons why Carting For A Cause chose our batteries,” says Porter. “Our 6-volt golf-car, deep-cycle batteries will also allow the team to reach their nearly 200 mile-per-day goal.”

Additional photos of the first day launch can be seen on the U.S. Battery Facebook Page.

For more information on U.S. Battery, visit www.usbattery.com. For more information and to follow on the Carting For A Cause team, visit www.cartingforacause.org.

U.S. Battery Powers A Cross Country Golf Cart Ride, Driven By Off-Duty U.S Coast Guard Members in support of The Wounded Warrior Project

Ray Rehberg with golf cart powered by U.S. Battery.

U.S. Battery is sponsoring an effort to raise $50,000 in support of the Wounded Warrior Project, by supplying its US 145 XC-2™ Deep Cycle batteries for a golf cart that will be driven 3,900 miles across the USA. Ray Rehberg and other off-duty military volunteers will be driving the street-legal cart through 13 states at an average speed of 25 miles per hour.

The electric golf cart uses a 48-volt system that requires the use of eight deep cycle 6-volt batteries. “We’re happy and honored to be involved with this unique project,” says Don Wallace, U.S. Battery Executive VP, Sales and Marketing. “Because our US 145 XC-2™ batteries are made for extreme power, extreme longevity, and carry maximum amperage for longer periods of time, it will help the team reach their miles per day goal, which could end up being nearly 200 miles on occasion”.

US Battery 145 XC-2 and Delta-Q battery charger

To accomplish this, U.S. Battery will supply six sets of batteries that will be recharged using multiple QuiQ™ industrial battery chargers donated by Delta-Q Technologies. The QuiQ™ Charger’s reliable on-board design and customized charge algorithm for U.S. Battery make it a good solution to take the power from a portable generator and rapidly put energy into the battery pack.” “With our involvement, the Carting for a Cause team will always have a fresh set of batteries to maximize their travel time,” says Wallace.

The event, scheduled for May 2013, will begin in Petaluma, California. “It’s never been done before,” Rehberg says. “Nobody has ever driven an electric golf cart across America from coast to coast.” Their mission to raise funds, awareness, and support for injured service members will also include stopping at various Veterans of Foreign Wars posts, Disabled American Veterans chapters, American Legions, Veteran’s Hospitals, and other military areas to visit with as many veterans as possible from all military branches.

U.S. Battery’s 145 XC-2™ was chosen because it delivers the highest charge efficiency and the highest percentage of cycle life, (total energy delivery) than standard deep cycle batteries used in golf carts. The batteries measure 10-1/4″L x 7-1/8″W x 11-7/8″H and each delivers 251 amp hours at a 20 hour delivery rate. For more information, contact U.S. Battery 1675 Sampson Ave. Corona, CA 92879. (800) 695-0945. Visit www.usbattery.com. Carting for a Cause is a not for profit organization dedicated to raising awareness and funds for the Wounded Warrior Project. For additional information and donations, visit www.cartingforacause.org